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Southern Museum of Flight

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Address: 4343 N 73rd St, Birmingham, AL 35206-3642
Phone Number: 205 833 8226
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Tue - Sat 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Description: An aircraft hangar museum with exhibits of authentic old airplanes.

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Nice Little Museum

This was a nice little museum. Admission prices were good. It's small, so a couple of hours would be enough to take a good look at everything. The exhibits and displays were... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 7, 2015
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Houston, Texas
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Houston, Texas
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43 reviews 43 reviews
24 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

This was a nice little museum. Admission prices were good. It's small, so a couple of hours would be enough to take a good look at everything. The exhibits and displays were great, and I loved the model aircraft carriers. There was also some emphasis on local aviation history, like the Tuskeegee Airmen, which was cool. It's very close to... More 

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Cheverly, Maryland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

They have dioramas that make the museum come to life. The price is reasonable and interesting. The room with experimental aircraft is very nice. I am a member of the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum and this one is more approachable. There is an area dedicated to the Tuskegee Airmen and the women who flew planes during WWII.

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Birmingham, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Great recognition of the training and contributions of the all black flying squadrons to the success of WW II in Europe. Displays of the planes they flew to train and fly in Europe to escort bombers. Good collection of charcoal portraits in permanent collection and a current traveling exhibition of excellent paintings in tribute to African American pilots since the.... More 

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Hoover, Alabama
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Been living in the greater Birmingham metro area for three years and never heard of it before. A friend suggested that my keep D's will have some good time there. The museum is located near the Birmingham airport, but hidden within residential buildings were you wouldn't be able to find it without a car navigation system. It is a small... More 

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Northport, Alabama
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16 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

This doesn't hald a candle to Kennedy Space Center, the Naval Aviation museum in Pensacola, the Air Force Museum at Wright-Patterson, or the National Air and Space Museum in DC. Not something you would want to see again and again and not a must see, but it is interesting none the less.

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West Chester, Ohio
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27 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

WOW! What a place! This museum is a hidden treasure! Keep in mind that this is not a huge museum - which allows you to really get involved with spending time on exhibits. There is an entire area of experimental aircraft, and planes (or aircraft pieces/objects) from just about every flight era. It's worth going just for the Soviet Gunship... More 

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Pearl, Mississippi
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

I decided to visit this museum as I was looking for something to do. I was pleasantly surprised as it was very informational. I would recommend it to anybody who has an interest in aviation.

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Brooklyn, New York
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22 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

I have been to other flight museums, and this one is small compared to them, but, nonetheless, it was still worth the visit. This museum has planes from the early ages of aviation, WWII, and the Vietnam war (they even have a couple of soviet aircrafts), as well as some modern ones. There are quite a few air flight simulators... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

What a great hidden museum. Been flying over Birmingham for years but never knew of this place. As my dad and I flew back home from the Naval Air Museum in Pensacola we stopped at BHM. Atlantic East loaned us a car and the museum is only a couple blocks from them. It's in a shady looking area, but the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Nice small Museum if your a real flight person this is not a museum to travel to from any distance. It is a good local museum but not a must see if flight is what you live for. Make sure you drive the block to see the outside area there are number of planes parked outside worth seeing.

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